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Kjhymn
« on: June 17, 2004 01:33:38 PM »

Hi, everybody.
I hope some other beaders out there can help me out. I bought these beads a while ago and forgot just what the heck they are. Somebody told me they might be aventurine and somebody else said they could be jade. I know they're stone (not glass). If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2004 08:39:07 PM »

if they are always cold...like in room temperature...then they are most likely jade...
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2004 04:14:00 PM »

They could be aventurine or jade, or even cloudy quartz.  Most aventurine has a slightly glittery effect to it, if that helps.   
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2004 05:00:07 PM »

Maybe you can try comparing them to beads on the Fire Mountain Gems website. They have a ton of natural stone beads.
Wish I could help more.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004 07:31:13 PM »

Thanks for the help, everybody.
I managed to factor out jade, because they're not cold. I checked out Fire Mountain Gems & ArtGems, and now I'm pretty sure they're aventurine.
Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with them.  Wink
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